Unboxing Sovereign Skies by Deep Water Games – Kickstarter Edition

Another Unboxing of Sovereign Skies by Deep Water Games. This is the Kickstarter edition that features several stretch goal enhancements like a chromium printed box, enhance wooden game pieces and two additional expansions included.

Long ago in a time of war, the six alien planets of the Abyssi cluster worked hard to find diplomacy and eventually came to form a fragile democracy. For humankind, the discovery of this cluster could mean abundant and cheap energy in the form of the earth-rare Atlum crystal. Now several human factions are racing in to grab a share.

In Sovereign Skies, you play one of the powerful houses of Old-Earth now orbiting the six planets of the Abyssi cluster to recruit alien senators for favors and to establish occupation by constructing and activating bases for energy and influence.

Each turn you’ll move your Mothership and perform 1 to 3 of the actions on a Planet to help you earn the Energy and Influence you’ll need to win the game. Add a Ship, collect a Politic card, and/or perform a Planet’s Special action.

The game features big strategic depth, worker-movement action selection rondel, a unique scoring mechanism for area control quick 45-minute playtime for a 4 player game and beautiful art and graphic design.

#sovereignskies #deepwatergames #unboxing #kickstarter

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The Weekly 068: Fantasy Flight Miniatures Games Change Hands, Disney Branded Modern Boardgames, #DisneyMustPay and PC RPGs Versus Tabletop

Fantasy Flight miniatures games are handing over management to Atomic Mass Games also owned by Asmodee. They had success last year with Marvel Crisis Protocol. This will include their Star Wars games, X-Wing, Armada and Legion. Fans seem to be happy with the move. Many modern boardgames are having new branded editions using Disney IPs, including Star Wars, Marvel and Disney Parks. Is this a good move to get more people into the hobby? Does this mean these modern games are considered classics? Or will this ruin the experience and players will feel they have outgrown them? Also, Disney has stopped paying royalties to Alan Dean Foster for his novelization and sequel novels for Star Wars and also the Alien franchise. What does this mean for copyright and the future of creatives writing for established IPs? #DisneyMustPay #atomicmassgames #starwars #alien

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The Weekly 067: Former Blizzard Exec Starts Tabletop Company, Critical Role is Now a Publisher and Gatekeeping

Former Blizzard executives and World of Warcraft directors, Chris Metzen and Mike Gilmartin, are starting a tabletop company, based on their Orange County gaming club, called Warchief Gaming. Critical Role launches their own publishing company called Darrington Press. They have four titles scheduled for 2021 releases including RPG, boardgame, and card game titles. Should Wizards of the Coast be paying attention? Our topic for this week is Gatekeeping, its origins, and difficulties in tabletop games as well as other popular culture.
#criticalrole #blizzard #gatekeeping

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The Weekly 066: Games Workshop Goes to Kickstarter, Dragonlance Authors Sue Wizards of the Coast and Playing Horror on the Tabletop

Games Workshop licensing is now open to proposals for merchandise using the Warhammer IP. This includes crowdfunding those projects on Kickstarter. The authors of the Dragonlance novels, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, are suing Wizards of the Coast due to the breakdown of the revision process for the first draft of the first book of the, now in doubt, next trilogy of novels. Our topic this week is about using horror in your tabletop games. What are the considerations and how should you pace a one-shot or campaign?
#horror #dragonlance #gamesworkshop

The Trajectory of Fear – or How to Use
Horror Tropes Effectively in your Game by Ash Law
https://img.fireden.net/tg/image/1453/84/1453840962349.pdf

The theme song is “Chips” by Kokoro no Me used with permission
https://kokoronome.bandcamp.com/

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Unboxing Tartarus Gate by Rebellion Unplugged – Physical Pledge for the RPG Magazine Kickstarter

Unboxing and Flipthrough of the first issue of a new RPG series from 2000 AD and Judge Dredd publishers Rebellion. Each issue is a stand-alone game for up to seven players, from some of the most exciting RPG designers and artists in the industry.

Designed for ease of play for veterans and newbies alike, all you need to play is the magazine, some pencils and three six-sided dice.

The rules and format are designed around accessibility and ease of play for beginner and established players alike. First-time role players can read the four-page rule sheet, choose the most fun-sounding character, and get straight to playing.

One player is the Games Master, while the others control up to six Protagonists who will lead the story. The magazine has been carefully laid out for ease of GMing, keeping all of the important information at a glance. The rules are designed to keep the action flowing while giving the GM a clear structure to work with.

Every conflict roll is contested, so attacks and damage are decided in a single moment. All rolls are on three six-sided dice, so even with the odds against you, you’ll always have a fighting chance.

#rebellionunplugged #2000AD #judgedredd

Preorder your physical copy or PDF here:

Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate

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The Weekly 065: Return of Heroquest, Honey & Hot Wax, Create for Mork Bork, 5E Racial Ability Rules Changes and the Year of Dune

Hasbro has revealed their plans to “reprint” Heroquest through their HasLab crowd-funding-like website. Honey & Hot Wax is an anthology of sex-positive roleplaying games. The collection of games varies from 2-player to games needing 6 to 12 players along with a facilitator or two. It is published by Pelgrane Press and was edited by Lucian Kahn and Sharang Biswas with a foreword by Naomi Clark of Consentacle. An open license for creating content for Mork Borg, the award-winning game published by Free League. The latest Adventurer’s League Guide contains new custom racial ability score rules. This gives us a preview of the new rules that Wizards of the Coast will be adding to 5E in the release of Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything coming soon. We lament the failure of 2020 as the year of Dune, with only the boardgame reprint being released while the Denis Villeneuve feature film and Modiphius 2d20 system will not be released until next year.

#dune #morkborg #heroquest #modiphius

Honey & Hot Wax Anthology:
https://site.pelgranepress.com/index.php/honey-hot-wax-an-anthology-of-erotic-art-games/

Create content for Mork Borg:
https://morkborg.com/license/

Adventurer’s Guild Rules Update:
https://dnd.wizards.com/ddal_players

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 064: DriveThru RPG Redesign, New Alien Module Released, Acheron RPG Headed to Kickstarter, Ultraviolet Grasslands Free Player’s Guide and Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden

The DriveThru RPG website is previewing its long-overdue redesign. Free League released a new adventure module for their Alien RPG called Destroyer of Worlds. It is a boxed set and features the colonial space marines prominently. Stay frosty. They also released a starter box that is a collection of the game accessories they previously released along with custom dice and a condensed rulebook. Dark World Studios will be running a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter for their Acheron RPG. Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden is the newest campaign module for 5E of the World’s Greatest Roleplaying Game. Buy us a copy and force Chris to review it! Ultraviolet Grasslands by Luka Rejec has a free player’s guide available and the physical game is available at the Exalted Funeral webstore.

#acheronrpg #ultravioletgrasslands # alienrpg #icewinddale

Send us a copy of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden and force Chris to review it!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1VTJO6HG3PLV6?ref_=wl_share

Download the BETA rules for the Dark Studios’ Acheron RPG:
https://www.darkworldstudios.net/

Ultraviolet Grasslands:
https://wizardthieffighter.itch.io/ultraviolet-grasslands-and-the-black-city-uvg

Free Player’s Guide:
https://wizardthieffighter.itch.io/uvg-free-player-guide

UVG Physical copies:
https://www.exaltedfuneral.com/collections/luka-rejec/products/the-ultra-violet-grasslands-and-the-black-city

Alien RPG Destroyer of Worlds digital version:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/320111/ALIEN-RPG-Destroyer-of-Worlds?affiliate_id=2081746

Alien RPG bundle physical bundle:
https://frialigan.se/en/store/?product_id=4927322128521

 

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 063: Morning Coffee RPG, Bitchin’ Chimera, Adventure Zone Responds to Artists, The Wretched Second Printing and Old School Revival Bundle

Morning Coffee for a New Lover is an RPG by Nathan Black printed on an actual coffee mug. The Dead Milkmen have written a D&D 5E module called Lost Tomb of the Bitchin’ Chimera named for their track Bitchin’ Camaro on Kickstarter. The Wretched RPG by Chris Bissette is also on Kickstarter for its second printing and other stretch goals. Humble Bundle and Frog God Games collaborate to bring you a big sampling of OSR (Old School Revival/Renassaince) starting at only one dollar. Featuring Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades and Borderland Provinces.

#wretchedrpg #deadmilkmen #froggodgames #osr

Morning Coffee for a New Lover:
https://www.sassys86.com/product/morning-coffee-for-a-new-lover

OSR Humble Bundle:
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/old-school-revival-dragons-dungeons-mazes

Wretched Second Printing on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loottheroom/the-wretched-second-printing

Tomb of the Bitchin’ Chimera on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/justinsirois/lost-tomb-of-the-bitchin-chimera-dead-milkmen-rpg-module

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The Complete Mutant Chronicles Part Four – The Brotherhood

In Part Four: The Brotherhood, as The First Corporate Wars rage on, three brothers emerge to become the saviors of humankind from the Dark Powers. Can they bring peace to the Inner Worlds? Will the Megacorporations listen to their pleas or do they need to be brought under control by a more powerful force? Witness the rise of The Brotherhood as they take their seat of power on Luna extend their protection throughout the system. The Complete Mutant Chronicles is a new lore series covering the dark history of humanity. Starting with the death of Old Earth and the rise of the Megacorporations, the first Corporate Wars and the unleashing of the Dark Powers, then through the Dark Symmetry, Dark Legion, and finally the Dark Eden eras. If you are a long time fan of the Mutant Chronicles or just know it from the Warzone miniatures game, this gives you the complete story of our conquered solar system that will bring back old memories or inspire you to make new ones.

To support this series please consider one of these options: https://www.patreon.com/idleredhands
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https://www.paypal.com/biz/fund?id=6PR3HUJTMW8FQ

#mutantchronicles #warzone #targetgames #scifi #wargame #ttrpg #lore #dieselpunk #rpglore

MUTANT CHRONICLES and related logos, characters, names, and distinctive likenesses thereof are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mutant Chronicles International Inc. All rights reserved.

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Idle Red Hands Weekly 061: Hellboy RPG, Alexa Play Starfinder, 2020 Ennies, Star Trek 2d20, and Masters of the Universe RPG

Following the miniatures skirmish boardgame, Mantic is following up with a Hellboy TTPRG designed by Marc Langworthy of Red Scar Publishing. It will launch on Kickstarter and be powered by 5E of the World’s Greatest Role-playing Game. Amazon releases Starfinder audio game for Alexa. Featuring the voices of Nathan Fillion and Laura Bailey. GenCon Online releases the winners of the 2020 Ennie awards. Again this year Free League is a big winner with the Alien RPG and Mörk Borg. Thousand Year Old Vampire and Ironsworn Delve were also winners. As of this release, the Star Trek 2d20 Humble Bundle is now concluded, but the PDFs are available on DriveThruRPG and the free quickstart is on the Modiphius store. The Masters of the Universe going to be a pen and paper RPG power by Cortex Prime. Legends of Grayskull will be published in 2021 and will include a 250-page hardcover guidebook with pull-out maps, a digital companion, a community content creation and sharing platform, and an organized play program.

Start Trek 2d20 Free Quickstart Adventure:
https://www.modiphius.net/collections/star-trek-adventures/products/star-trek-adventures-quickstart-guide

Star Trek 2d20 CoreRulebook on DTRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/214552/Star-Trek-Adventures-Core-Rulebook?affiliate_id=2081746

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